Alonso Verdugo, 3rd Count of Torrepalma

Deceased Person

1706 – 1767


Who was Alonso Verdugo, 3rd Count of Torrepalma?

Alonso Verdugo de Castilla was a Spanish count.

He became the 3rd Count of Torrepalma after around 1721, on the death of his father the Pedro Verdugo, 2nd Count of Torrepalma, from Seville, a Knight of the Order of Alcantara since 1668, who had married in Seville on 6 January 1685 Isabel de Castilla y Lasso de Castilla, baptized in Granada on the 20 July 1672 - Granada, 1737.

His mother was one of the daughters of Sancho de Castilla y Lasso de Castilla, 9th Señor de Gor, province of Granada, señor de Alboloduy, province of Almeria, and Herrera de Valdecañas, province of Palencia, an illegitimate descent of King Pedro I of Castile,.

He became a member of the Maestranza de Caballeria of Granada aged 19, on 18 October 1725, becoming a Knight of the Order of Calatrava in 1756, aged 50.

From 1740 to 1767, he was a member of the Real Academia Española de la Lengua, and the Real Academia de la Historia, a plenipotentiary minister for Spain in Vienna from 1755 to 1760 and from 1760 to 1767 in Torino, Italy, then the capital of the Duchy of Savoy.

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Sep 3, 1706
Mar 27, 1767

on July 23, 2013


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